This easy chocolate avocado mousse is made with 3 ingredients in a blender in just 5 minutes. I have used this as a frosting for my chocolate cakes! A decadent, creamy pudding, this dessert is good for you, dairy-free and high in healthy antioxidants.
My recipe for chocolate avocado mousse uses avocado instead of eggs which are used in traditional mousse. I even use it for frosting on my healthy chocolate cake. What a delicious deeply chocolatey combo!
The avocado works well, providing structure and a creamy texture, but also heart healthy fats, and a ton of macronutrients. Do you taste avocado? Nope, just a rich chocolate flavor.
My recipe also uses date paste, not maple syrup often used in avocado mousse recipes. The use of dates or date paste brings the nutrition much higher, lowers the impact on blood sugar, and adds fiber and iron.
If you love this avocado mousse recipe, you might also love my snickers chia pudding, and my chocolate avocado tart. In fact, I put avocado in many of my dessert recipes and my smoothies, including my chocolate zucchini smoothie.
Why You'll Love This
Creamy texture: Avocado is known for its creamy texture, which makes it a great ingredient for a raw chocolate mousse. When blended with cocoa powder, dates, and chocolate, the result is a rich and velvety smooth dessert that's hard to resist.
Health benefits: Pairing avocado with chocolate results in a good source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Avocado is said to support every body function nutritionally, and chocolate is a mood-booster and a source of magnesium. This chocolate pudding also is free of refined sugar and lower in calories than traditional chocolate mousse recipes. And high in iron and fiber.
Versatility: This raw avocado chocolate mousse is a versatile dessert that can be easily customized. Adjust the sweetness and add different flavors like vanilla or coffee, or even top it with fruit or nuts for added texture. This recipe is flexible for various dietary preferences. This avocado mousse is gluten free, and is vegan and paleo with dairy free chocolate.
Avocados. Avocados are the opposite of heavy cream and oily condensed milk, and instead provide a silky creamy quality perfect for a pudding or a mousse. And the healthy fats and fibers help you feel great after eating.
Chocolate. Melted chocolate chips and cocoa give this mousse a deep chocolate flavor. Use chips or chocolate bars that are above 70% so the mousse is not too sweet.
Date paste. Is easily made by blending 10-12 Medjool dates with water. This paste is very sweet but full of iron and fiber, and has a low glycemic index so makes a delicious yet healthy mousse. Here is an in-depth tutorial to make date paste in bulk or use the recipe card below to make a cup for this recipe only.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
1.The date paste can be substituted for ¼ cup of maple syrup or another liquid sweetener however the final product won't be as nutritious or silky.
2.The melted chocolate can be omitted, although you might have to add a bit of milk into the blender instead to loosen up the texture. And the flavor won't be as rich.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
1. Measure out ingredients and mash up avocado. (Image 1)
2. Add date paste to a blender. To make 1 cup of date paste, sit 12 dates in just boiled water for 3 minutes, pit them, add them to a blender with ¼ cup water and a teaspoon of lemon juice and blend into a paste. (Image 2)
3. Add avocado and melted chocolate chips to the blender. To melt the chips, add the chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until all chips are melted. (Image 3)
4. Blend up the chocolate avocado mousse. Blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes the date paste, avocado, cocoa and melted chocolate. Chill 30 minutes or eat right away. (Image 4)
Refrigerator. The mousse can be stored in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
Freezer. Avocado mousse can be frozen for up to 3 months. A convenient way is to spread it in a storage bag, flatten, freeze, and break off pieces as you need it. Thaw or eat frozen - it won't freeze solid because of the high fructose content from the date paste.
1. Make sure the avocados are soft and ripe, although not brown. Hard unripe avocados don't make a smooth mousse.
2. Use chocolate chips that are 70% cacao or higher so the mousse isn't too sweet.
3. Be sure to soak the dates at least 3 minutes in just-boiled water or even overnight submerged in water in the refrigerator for a smoother mousse.
This avocado chocolate mousse will last 4 days in the fridge if sealed in an air-tight container.
The avocado and date paste make it fairly thick, but if you need it stiffer, for a tart or pie filling for instance, add a teaspoon of arrowroot powder to 2 tablespoons of water and blend that in. Repeat until you achieve a stiffness you want.
It tastes best when chilled at least 30 minutes but it's not necessary with mousse made with avocados.
Serve it in small bowls, chilled as a pudding topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Or use it as a dip with graham crackers. Or even use it as a frosting, such as on my healthy chocolate cake.
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Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup avocado
- 1 cup date paste or 12 dates or ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup melted chocolate 1 cup of chocolate chips
- ¼ cup cocoa
- Make date paste. To make 1 cup of date paste, sit 12 dates in just boiled water for 3 minutes, pit them, add them to a blender with ¼ cup water and a teaspoon of lemon juice and blend into a paste.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until all chips are melted.
- Make chocolate avocado mousse. Blend date paste, avocado, cocoa and melted chocolate into a paste.1 cup avocado, 1 cup date paste or 12 dates, ¼ cup cocoa, ½ cup melted chocolate